Love to try on a Tissot watch, but you’re a long way from a store, or it’s outside business hours? No problem. A piece of cardboard or paper, a computer with a webcam, and you can be virtually trying on some of Tissot’s finest Swiss timepieces in minutes.
Visit the augmented reality section of the Tissot site. All you need do is print out a copy of the ‘T wristband’, cut around the pattern, and put the cutout paper watch on your wrist.
Activate your webcam, and then choose a watch model from the selection on-screen. Hold up your T wristband to the webcam, and that watch will overlay the T wristband. Try (on) before you buy.
June 2016 update
Tissot has removed this facility from its website, so the link to it has been removed from this article.
- A webcam and a good graphic card
- PC with at least 2GB RAM, Windows XP or Vista
- Mac with Intel based Mac, Mac OS X 10.5.4 Leopard and above
- CPU 2.0 GHz
- 1GB RAM
- Nvidia GeForce 7/ATI Radeon HD3400 or its equivalent and above
- OpenGL 2.0